http://imdb.com/title/tt0046969/ A man wrongly imprisoned for murder (John Ireland) breaks out of jail. He wants to clear his name, but with the police pursuing him, he's forced to take a beautiful young woman, driving a fast sports car, hostage and slip into a cross-border sports car race to try to make it to Mexico before the police get him
May 6, 2022 Subject:
Worth the ride.
Very good suspense thriller of manhunt turned high speed auto race. Fine character development, well paced plot and gritty performances.
March 11, 2021 Subject:
So much better than the Vin Diesel flicks
The F&F franchise has been munching on is tail since its boring and unimaginative beginnings. Every single one of those flicks could be used to put a concious spectator into sleep.
On another hand, this film here, with a story by Roger Corman is so much more rewarding as a viewing experience.
June 25, 2016 Subject:
Fast and the Furious franchise
The Fast and the Furious (1954)
With the latest of the Fast and the Furious franchise coming out on DVD, I thought that I'd make a quick comment on this movie. This low-budget Roger Corman-style juvenile delinquent movie has nothing to do with the new franchise, but seems to work okay, on its own merits. Frank Webster (John Ireland), is a man hiding from the police and gets involved in a road rally when he tries to steal Connie Adair's (Dorothy Malone) Jaguar.
Not much here folks, but kind of quaint for those who enjoy an older movie. also Watch Furious 7
May 21, 2015 Subject:
fast and furious
September 30, 2010 Subject:
The Slow and the Irritating
This film is perfect for anyone who needs a sleeping aid. Some nice views of Pacific Coast Highway in the mid fifties though.
The story becomes tedious early in the film, and the tedium builds as the story does its best to progress. Not the worst bit of claptrap from which one might attempt to find amusement, this dramatization proves that there is a reason some films have been allowed to enter the public domain.
A man is arrested for murder, and breaks out of jail. While on the run, he kills a man in a fist fight, kidnaps a beautiful young woman, steals her car, then proclaims his “innocence” to his victim. Of course, she falls in love with him. I met my first wife in exactly the same manner.
I rate this film following a rubric where 5 stars = an “A” and 0 stars equal an “F”. D is the best grade I can give while keeping a good conscience.
March 9, 2010 Subject:
Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control!
Co-Starring Academy Award Winner, the great Dorothy Malone.